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March 2018


A Performance by Don Lifted

March 23 @ 8:00 pm10:00 pm

Rust Hall – Main Gallery,

1930 Poplar Avenue

Memphis,

38104


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One Night Only Performance Doors open: 8:00pm Performance starts: 9:00pm Sharp! On Fri​day, March 23rd ​at 9:00pm, ​Visual​, Musical, and ​​Performance ​Artist Lawrence ​​Matthews​, also known as Don Lifted, will transform the gallery of Rust Hall visually and sonically​. ​His performance will feature sculptural and video installations, vibrant lighting, and projected film, as well as performances from his recently released album “Alero”, previous projects and a new coming release titled “Contour”​. Audiences will be immersed in music performed live and…

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April 2018


2018 MCA Art Educators Exhibit

April 4April 6

Marshall Arts Gallery,

639 Marshall Avenue

Memphis,

38103

United States


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On view: April 4 – April 6 Reception: Please join us Friday, April 6, 2018 from 6-8 pm at Marshall Arts Gallery to celebrate Arts Education in our community. The works of MCA Art Education graduate students will be featured along with teaching artists from the community. As MCA’s final Art Education Thesis exhibit, this is the last opportunity to honor the work of art educators as an institution. The exhibition is a celebration that honors all of the teachers…

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Reception | 2018 MCA Art Educators Exhibition

April 6 @ 6:00 pm8:00 pm

Marshall Arts Gallery,

639 Marshall Avenue

Memphis,

38103

United States


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  Please join us Friday, April 6, 2018 from 6-8 pm at Marshall Arts Gallery to celebrate Arts Education in our community.Art works created by MCA’s 2018 MAT candidates will be showcased along side experienced educators including Rhonda Spight (pictured on reverse), Bobby and Mel Spillman, Ashly Gerst, Remy Miller and many more. We’ll serve snacks and refreshments for all ages. As MCA’s final Art Education Thesis exhibit, this is the last opportunity to honor the work of art educators…

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Art in the Park Festival

April 7 @ 9:00 am5:00 pm

Rust Hall,

1930 Poplar Avenue

Memphis,

TN

38104

United States


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Don’t miss MCA’s annual Art in the Park Festival! This year’s festival will offer art, live music, live demos, and food trucks on site.

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2018 Spring MFA Shows: Darcie Beeman-Black and Li Chen

April 19April 28

Tom Johnston Gallery at Faiers House,

148 N. Tucker St.

Memphis,

TN

38104

United States


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On View: April 19 – 28 Reception: Friday, April 27 from 6 – 8pm Perspective is Reality: Works by Darcie Beeman-Black will be on view in the ArtsMemphis Gallery in the Easterwood House at 156 N. Tucker. Each piece in Beeman-Black’s show utilizes multiple viewpoints to portray different understandings of space, light, form, and color. The use of geometry, pattern, and repetition disguise the space with recognizable forms. Beeman-Black explains: “This body of work addresses both the observer and the wearer…

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2018 Spring BFA Exhibition

April 25May 12

Rust Hall,

1930 Poplar Avenue

Memphis,

TN

38104

United States


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On view: April 25 – May 12 Reception: Saturday, May 12 following Commencement, 11am – 1pm Works by 2018 Spring BFA graduates are on view in the Rust Hall galleries.

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RECEPTION 2018 Spring MFA Shows: Darcie Beeman-Black and Li Chen

April 27 @ 6:00 pm8:00 pm

Tom Johnston Gallery at Faiers House,

148 N. Tucker St.

Memphis,

TN

38104

United States


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Free

On View: April 19 – 28 Reception: Friday, April 27 from 6 – 8pm Perspective is Reality: Works by Darcie Beeman-Black will be on view in the ArtsMemphis Gallery in the Easterwood House at 156 N. Tucker. Each piece in Beeman-Black’s show utilizes multiple viewpoints to portray different understandings of space, light, form, and color. The use of geometry, pattern, and repetition disguise the space with recognizable forms. Beeman-Black explains: “This body of work addresses both the observer and the wearer…

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Human Flow Screening and Livestream Q&A with Ai Weiwei

April 29 @ 1:30 pm5:00 pm

Rust Hall – Callicott Auditorium,

1930 Poplar Avenue

Memphis,

38104

United States


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In partnership with World Relief, MCA will be hosting a free public screening of Ai Weiwei’s film Human Flow on Sunday, April 29 at 1:30pm. Hundreds of universities and organizations across the country will be viewing the simultaneous screening of Human Flow, followed by a webcast Q&A with Ai Weiwei live from the University of Chicago. Mr. Ai will be taking questions from screening audiences across the country. This event is free and open to the public. It will be…

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May 2018


Barcelona Exhibition

May 5June 3

MCA Gallery at Playhouse on the Square,

66 S. Cooper

Memphis,

TN

38104

United States


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Picture in front of Salvador Dali’s house in Port Lligat, Catalonia, Spain  In March, MCA students, faculty, alumni and friends traveled to Barcelona, Spain to submerge themselves in the art, architecture, and culture that the area has to offer. Upon returning, participants have developed these experiences into artwork for an exhibition. On view: May 5 – June 3, 2018 Reception: May 11, 2018, 5-7pm Participating artists: Kendal A Foster Hayden Ashley Hester Crystal A Rhodes Beau Sanders Noah E Simon Julianna…

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June 2018


Reception: dreamESCAPES

June 9 @ 5:00 pm7:00 pm

MCA Gallery at Playhouse on the Square,

66 S. Cooper

Memphis,

TN

38104

United States


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On view: June 8 – July 29 Reception: June 9, 5-7pm dreamESCAPES is a series of imagined, constructed landscapes of famous cities, iconic places, and sometimes rural, non-descriptive corners of the world. The disappeared, the lost, and the wished collide in these imagined landscapes. Many of the stories depicted are metaphors of family secrets, personal struggles, dreams, and shared experiences – both in public and private places. All of the images investigate of the duality – and sometimes conflict –…

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